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Revell B-24 Liberator Buffalo Bill, 1/92, H218-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$125   

Very rare third issue hardbox dated 1960 with Pre-S artwork of 'Buffalo Bill' by Richard Kishady. This issue turns up far less than the two earlier releases and was the last one to use this fantastic artwork. One long box side advertises the 1960s "Picture Plane" releases of the Il-38, HRS-1 and C-130A; the other long side has color photos of 6 of the "Whip Fly" series. Molded in the correct high-gloss medium olive drab and clear plastic. Never started. The parts and paperwork are still in the internal factory sealed bag. Literally all of the contents are still factory sealed.

Testors C-130 E/H - Lockheed C-130E / C-130H Hercules, 1/48, 594

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair

$155   

Very large scale model with a 33 inch wingspan when assembled. Very well detailed inside and out, featuring over 190 pieces, full flight deck and cargo hold, opening cargo doors and much more. The kit has never been started. The parts are all in the internal factory sealed bags. Includes decals and instructions. Please note that Testors placed this large kit in a larger box than necessary, so shipping will not be inexpensive.

Tamiya M-42 (M42) Duster Self-Propelled AA Gun Remote Control Motorized, 1/35, MT227

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$109   

Very rare. Tamiya's early armor models were the finest works of the mold maker's art and the very top of that line had push-button remote control and dual electric motor operation. Very well detailed and features two RE-14 motors (included), all-metal gear box, factory wired switch and all hardware. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE the box is rated 'good-' because of the damage to the lower left corner as shown.

Doyusha Seaview Atomic Submarine With Electronic Light And Sound - Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea, LE-2-5000

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$125   

Very rare. This large model measures 15.5 inches long when assembled. Features working lights and sound activated by a clever switch using the conning tower radar screen, all hardware and wiring, to-scale Flying Sub, opening Flying Sub hanger bay doors, a deluxe display stand and more. Molded in a brilliant blue, clear and gray plastic. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: as is common with this kit, the window frames on the upper hull are broken. however, all parts are present so it can be repaired. The easiest way to repair them is to install the clear window piece, which has grooves for the frames. It holds them in place perfectly while they dry.

Berkeley Privateer Super 15 Flying Boat - 60 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft For R/C, 19-4

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$265   

Rare, very large wingspan R/C model for .09 to .15 engines. Features precision cut wood parts, shaped trailing edges, NACA 'Long Planing Hull' design, all sheet balsa fuselage, self-draining hull and sponsons, beautiful stamped metal nacelle, hardware pack, covering material, full sized plans, decal and more. Never started. The hardware pack is still factory sealed and all other parts have been inventoried complete including the paperwork. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Model Shipways Dapper Tom American Privateer / Baltimore Clipper - 24 Inches Long, MS2003

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$149   

Very nice kit of a beautiful ship. Features an excellent precarved hardwood hull that needs final sanding only, precision laser cut wood pieces, a large number of metal and finished wooden fittings, full standing and running rigging material, hardwood stock as required and more. Includes and excellent instruction book and two pages of full-sized plans including detailed rigging diagrams, full size profiles, detail drawings and more. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in the factory sealed bags.

Italeri Peterbilt 377 A/E American Truck - Semi, 1/24, 740

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$110   

Very high quality and well detailed model. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Sherman Tank M4 Black Magic - (M-4), 1/40, H522-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$175   

Rare 1963 issue utilizing the original 'S' artwork and molds. Features movable track and suspensions, opening hatches, elevating gun and rotating turret. Includes tank commander soldiers 'Set For Action.' Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions both in 'near mint' condition with light age yellowing being the only flaw.

Revell Highway Pioneers Five Kit Gift Set - 1903 Model A Ford / 1910 Model T Ford / 1909 Stanley Steamer / 1903 Cadillac / 1900 Packard, 1/32, H37-345

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Fair+

$125   

Rare set from about 1953 or '54 includes all five models. Never started; the kits are all still factory sealed in the original 'krinkle' bags and include instructions. Molded in bright red, dark green, dark blue and black plastic. Inside, the kit is correct with all cardboard dividers. The box has age foxing/spots are shown. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. Starting the 1910 and '20s, many dedicated modelers began building flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. The popularity of model kits expanded after Lindberg's flight due to the nation-wide 'Aviation Craze.' However, it was widely reported by hobby publications that because of the high degree of skill required in building wooden aircraft that less than 80% of the kits purchased were successfully completed. That changed in the early 1950s with the introduction of plastics and injection molding machinery. The phenomenon of the all-plastic Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, since the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles could be built in an hour after dinner and looked much like the real car - and had zero carving or painting required. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys...and adult males as well!

Revell Highway Pioneers Five Kit Gift Set - 1903 Model A Ford / 1910 Model T Ford / 1909 Stanley Steamer / 1903 Cadillac / 1900 Packard, 1/32

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$145   

Very rare. From 1952 or '53. This is one of (if not) Revell's first gift set. It is Gowland-produced with no part number. Gowland designed and molded these kits as well as providing the box artwork (signed D.K. Gowland) and instructions - Revell did the marketing. Inside, the kit is correct with all cardboard dividers, all small parts still factory sealed in the correct wax paper bags, cars molded in red, black, dark blue, yellow and green, tires molded in black and correct instructions. The models have never been started. All kits have been inventoried 100% complete with all parts present. Before the 1950s 'model building' never made the top 10 list of boy's activities. Hobbies were nothing new to America in the 1930s/40s, but they were not mainstream. By the late 1910 and early '20s, many dedicated modelers were building flying or static airplanes, ship, train, automotive or other subjects. Basic kits existed, but the majority of these models were built from scratch, which demanded a high talent level developed from years of experience. By the 1930s, the 'Aviation Craze" had taken hold of this country and kits appeared everywhere. However, it was estimated at the time that at least 80% of these were never sucessfully completed (and fewer than that flown). That changed in the early 1950s with the advent of plastics and affordable injection molding equipement. The phenomenon of the all-plastic Revell/Gowland & Gowland 'Highway Pioneers' car kits was a significant force in proving that model building as a hobby could have mass appeal, provided that the kits were easy enough to build and finish. These 1/32 scale vehicles were completely molded to shape in color and could be built in an hour after dinner. When complete, they looked much like the real car. The Highway Pioneers series lead to the production of other subjects in plastic and the effect was revolutionary. By the early 1960s, model building was the #1 past time of American boys...and adult males as well!

Trumpeter HMS Repulse 1941 - Renown Class Battlecruiser, 1/350, 05312

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$115   

Highly detailed, large-scale kit with over 660 pieces and three large frets of photoetched details. Can be built in full hull or waterline versions. Never started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Trumpeter USS Missouri BB-63 Battleship - 1945, 1/200, 03705

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$329   

This giant, superbly detailed model needs no introduction and is the ultimate 'Big MO' in WWII configuration. Features 1,573 peices and eleven large, brass photoetched sheets of fine details. The kit has never been started. Inside, everything is factory-new. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Heller Le Soleil Royal, 1/100, 1500

Vaccuform Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$198   

Museum quality (over 2300 pieces) reproduction of the famous flagship "Royal Sun" of the French Navy under the Count of Tourville in 1692. The ship was part of an epic sea battle where she took unbelievable damage and fought against all odds. This model has amazing detail. Has full rigging instructions, rigging material and billowing sails. Never started. Inventoried with all plastic parts present. Includes instructions. NOTE: instructions are photocopies. Because Heller used a non-standard large sheet of paper, the Copy Center had to split each page in two. There is over 1" of overlap on each sheet, so they can be matched up with excellent results. NOTE: missing decal sheet.

Trumpeter USS Wasp LHD-1, 1/350, 05611

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$155   

Very large and amazingly well detailed featuring over 1,830 pieces, full hanger deck, three sheets of photoetched brass, three large decal sheets, air wing and much more. Never started. The smallest parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags; all other parts have been inventoried complete and includes decals and instructions.

Yankee Modelworks CL-40 USS Brooklyn Light Cruiser - Brooklyn Class, 1/350, YKM-35116

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$325   

Very rare; this the only 1/350 scale model ever made of this ship. Yankee Modelworks 1/350 were advertised as the World's Finest 1/350 Ship Kits, and that was no idle boast. All resin parts are cast from de-aired molds in a pressure chamber, ensuring that every detail is sharp and there are zero to few air bubbles. Careful design of the molds also nearly eliminated resin flash. The cast metal fine details are stunning and it can be built full hull or waterline. The large and extensive set of two brass photoetched frets are the equivalent of a modern 'Super Detail' PE set. This model can be built waterline or full hull. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

MPC Super Dualie Chevy Pickup - Chevrolet Scottsdale 10 Truck, 1/25, 1-0424

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$105   

Still factory sealed; the seal has a split near the center top as shown. Dated 1978 and features detailed engine and compartment, opening hood, full interior, detailed underside, roll bar, grill guard, giant hood scoop, lift-up tonneau cover and more.

Imai Napoleon - French Ship Of The Line, 1/150, B401

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$275   

Rare very, large and well detailed scale model of one of the earliest Ships-Of-The-Line to be equipped with screw propulsion. Full hull model measures 735mm (28.9 inches) long when assembled and features roughly 300 or more pieces, all deck fittings and houses, ships boats, individually molded cannon barrels and gun port doors, superb pre-molded rat lines, net material for the bow, rigging material and much more. Includes a very nice display stand and colorful cloth flags. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags. NOTE: missing instructions but they have been available on the FSM (Fine Scale Modeler) forum. Also, please note that this is the version that did not come with sails. All of Imai's top and side box photos show it without them.

Monogram Wright Cyclone Engine - Heritage Edition, 1/12, 6052

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-

$129   

Well detailed, large-scale engine kit that includes the scale service cart. 1983 Heritage Edition reissue of the classic 1959 'Four Star' kit of the famous Wright Cyclone 9(C9HE)that powered The SBD Dauntless, B-17, DC-3, A-12, SA-16 Albatross, Stratoliner, B-18, B-10 and so many others. Large scale kit is molded in black, red, gray and copper so no painting is needed. Has cut-away operational cylinder if you wish to add it. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including decals and instructions.

Academy Jagdpanzer V Sd.Kfz.173 - Motorized - (ex Tamiya), 1/25, 1330

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$124   

Large-scale (1/25) model from quality Tamiya molds. Designed for realistic motorized operation. Features an all-metal gear box with brass gear, electric motor, drive on the rear sprockets, battery hold and all contacts, hardware and switch, individual treads, opening hatches and more. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Includes enough tank number decals to build almost any Jagdpanther.

Tamiya Tiger I - Panzerkampfwagen VI Sd.Kfz.181 Ausf. E - Remote Control Motorized, 1/35, MT226

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$229   

Still factory sealed. Tamiya's early armor models were the finest works of the mold maker's art and the very top of that line had push-button remote control and dual electric motor operation. Features all metal twin drive gearbox, two electric motors, all motorizing hardware and very good detail throughout.